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There are 9 ways to get from Basel to Paris by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv

$100 - $115

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Bus  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Paris, Paris 099 / ...

$30 - $55

7 alternative options

Train via Mulhouse Ville  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv

$107 - $127

Train SNCF  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Paris Est Ic / ...

$77 - $112

Rideshare  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Basel to Paris 355.7 miles

$38

Drive  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Paris 355.7 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Mulhouse to Paris Orly  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Mulhouse (MLH) to Paris Orly (ORY) MLH - ORY

$66 - $318

Fly Basel to Paris CDG  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Paris CDG (CDG) BSL - CDG

$60 - $286

Train to Zurich, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Paris CDG (CDG) ZRH - CDG

$115 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Paris is to rideshare which costs SFr 38 and takes 6 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Paris is to fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 320 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station station and arriving at Paris, Paris. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Paris Gare de Lyon. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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The distance between Basel and Paris is 413 km. The road distance is 569.1 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Paris without a car is to train which takes 3 h 7 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 115.

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The train from Basel SBB to Paris Gare de Lyon takes 3 h 7 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Basel to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Basel to Paris train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Paris is to train which takes 3 h 7 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 115. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 8 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 320 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Paris.
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  • Distance: 258 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 7 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Paris, France?

inOui TGV operates a train from Basel to Paris once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $115 and the journey takes 3 h 7 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Paris twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 55 min. Eurolines CH also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Mulhouse to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel SBB to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $95
1st Class
$95 - $150
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Paris
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Basel to Paris
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Mulhouse Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Basel to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris, Paris station.

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Basel to Paris train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Paris is 569 km. It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to drive from Basel to Paris.

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Air France offers flights from Mulhouse Airport to Paris Orly Airport.

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There are 5186+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Basel and Paris. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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